MARSHALL HATCHICK TWO COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION ONE: Worlington 190 lost to Lakenheath 206 by 16 runs: Worlington slipped to their third defeat of the season and second in local derby matches — this time falling 16 runs short at home to Lakenheath.
Batting first, Lakenheath were all out off the final ball for 206 after Mark Milner’s 47 helped them recover from 136-7.
Wickets were shared by the Worlington attack with three apiece for Noor Mudassir (3-70) and Carl Manels (3-46).
After the Ford brothers put on 57 for the first wicket, captain Richard Ford fell first for 37 with Chris Baugh following shortly after.
Jimmy Watson (32) and Graham Ford (43) took Worlington beyond 100, but a brace of wickets in the middle-order for Prince Saheed Akolade helped reduce them to 129-6.
When Ziaf Kulasi departed for 43, the task became too large and Worlington were dismissed for 189 with Akolade returning figures of 5-42.
n Worlington were given something to cheer as their Daidstow National Village Cup team were victorious in their second round match away to High Roding, a side captained by former Worlington player Mark Gallop.
Winning the toss, and batting first, Worlington posted 224-6 with Graham Ford remaining unbeaten on 95.
Worlington delivered a fine display in the field as High Roding were dismissed for just 87 with wickets shared among the visiting attack.
The victory sees Worlington progress to round three, where they will play host to Rettendon on Sunday, May 25.
n Worlington Academy were grateful for the efforts of senior player Ian Roberts (135no) as his 139-run stand with skipper Shaun Lister (45) helped them close on 238-6 in Hunts County Bats Suffolk League Division Five.
On a drying track, the Worlington bowlers were unable to make the breakthrough required as Elveden found runs easy to come by with visiting captain Danny Rodic (142no) and Reece Kent (84no) seeing their side home in the 37th over.